Informator 1 was a prototype communications satellite for the Koskon (Space Conversion) Global Space Communication System to collect and transmit data from several scientific stations with an additional radio amateur hosted payload. It was launched on 29 January 1991 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome by a Kosmos-3M launch vehicle.
The Russian Space Forces are a branch of the Russian Aerospace Forces, that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and protection for Russia. Having been reestablished following August 1, 2015 merger between the Russian Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces after a 2011 dissolving of the branch. The Russian Space Forces were originally formed on August 10, 1992 and the creation of the Russian Armed Forces.WIKI